UK investment firm buys food waste-to-energy business

An infrastructure investment manager has bought a 13MW portfolio of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. Ancala Bioenergy hopes its acquisition of Biogen, owner and operator of AD plants in the UK, will provide an […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

An infrastructure investment manager has bought a 13MW portfolio of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.

Ancala Bioenergy hopes its acquisition of Biogen, owner and operator of AD plants in the UK, will provide an established platform for its expansion into the waste-to-energy sector.

Biogen owns and operates a portfolio of seven anaerobic digestion plants in England and Wales that produce cost-effective and low carbon energy – they were sold for an undisclosed sum.

Working with supermarkets, the hospitality industry, food manufacturers and local authorities across the UK, the plants turn around a quarter of a million tonnes of food waste into renewable energy and biofertiliser each year.

The electricity produced by the portfolio of facilities is enough to power around 25,000 homes.

A UK firm is to showcase its waste-to-energy system in the US.